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About Me:
I've just begun a blog called Consolations of Atheism at http://consolationsofatheism.blogspot.com and am looking for readers, followers, and email comment. It's a followup to my 1995 book titled Materialism (Prometheus Press).
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I'm a long-term, serious atheist interested in explaining to anyone interested how deeply satisfying and comforting a worldview atheism is.
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Consolations of Atheism

Posted on May 25, 2013 at 11:38am 15 Comments

                                    CONSOLATION TWENTY-EIGHT: POKER

     Always a favorite hobby, poker has become something more to me now that I'm in my late seventies. It's the one competitive activity I can still do with men and women a third my age. Can't do it in sports -- in golf, the only sport I can still play without tearing myself apart, I have to use the senior tees. Can't do it professionally -- I'm retired from all that. Only in poker can I still sit down with 20-, 30-,…

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At 11:21pm on July 6, 2011, Jeff Samuelson said…
Thanks for the add, Richard!
At 11:36am on June 13, 2011, Jerry Myers said…
Hello Richard,  after receiving your request, I suspiciously went first to your blog and after reading your "consolations"  I am super impressed at how you've somehow stolen my thoughts and rearranged them, added some neat data, organized the whole and gave it a terrific invitingly humanistic tone so that I can now explain confidently and without apology why I am an atheist.  Terrific writing and thinking, Richard!
At 7:56pm on June 6, 2011, Robert Karp said…
Welcome to the TA community Richard!!!!
At 5:54pm on June 6, 2011, Monica McGee (Monicks) said…

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